Allotment Keeping

About the Course

This one day course is ideal for the beginner to raise confidence in managing a new or existing allotment or larger area of garden. Participants will be given advise on how to produce a range of fruit, vegetables and herbs. Topics covered will include:

  • Where to begin on a new plot
  • Soil management
  • Sowing techniques
  • Ways of growing (Including Organic)
  • Weed identification and control
Practical sessions will vary depending on the time of year.

Participants will also receive information on a range of pests, diseases, disorders and weeds and advice on the implementation of a suitable control programme.

Entry Requirements

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in the course.

Useful Information

As with all practical courses participants are required to wear work clothes, sturdy footwear (steel toe capped preferred) and gloves.

Participants will require note taking equipment.

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Please bring a packed lunch and all refreshments needed for the day.

Course Dates

Monday 24 October 2022 (9:30am to 3:30pm)

£115 per person (12 places available)


For group bookings please contact 01245 424287